15-Minute Full-Body HiiT Workout!

I’ve got a busy week so let’s get right to the point! This week’s Quickie Workout is a 15-minute full-body challenge! We start out with a single-leg side plank burpee – say whaaaaat? – then hiit legs with a front/back plyo lunge, take a mini-breather with time-under-tension bicep curls, then slam core with plank oblique knee tucks and a Pilates back extension variation! When we say full body, we mean it! 5 exercises, 3x each. Set your interval timers for 15 rounds of 50 seconds exercise, 10 seconds rest. Or if you’re feeling sassy, do the workout 4 or 5 times through! :::fist bump::: Equipment for this Quickie: Heavy Dumbbells, Sliders, Mat, Towel Oh, and don’t forget to stalk follow me on social media! That’s where the crazy fun happens! Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter  Instagram  Preview the exercises and learn proper form & modifications for this workout:   Now do the workout straight through in Real Time! With me! Yayyyyyy Woot!...

Do You Even Lift? Build Muscle – Be Awesome!

My favorite story about “big muscles” is this one: My nephew, about 4 at the time, was sitting on his grandma’s lap, snuggling. It was sweet and cozy, and then he sat up, poked his grandma’s boob, and said, “Wow, Grandma – you have really big muscles!” Actually, I think he said “muskles.” OMG THE CUTENESS. We’ve been laughing about that for years. By now, you’ve added resistance training to your exercise program, right? Right?! Because in addition to getting poked in the boob and complimented by innocent toddlers, the benefits of resistance training are significant. increased functional ability, motor performance, and cardiorespiratory fitness increased bone density (bugger off, osteoporosis!) increased strength in connective tissues which provide joint support and stability improved glucose tolerance (bugger off, diabetes!), improved resting blood pressure, and improved quality of life decreased risk of injury decreased body fat mass improved overall bad-assness <— the most important one! Because muscle tissue is more metabolically active than fat, the more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn. That’s good news! And because weight-bearing exercise builds strong bones, lifting weights helps you ward off osteopenia and osteoporosis. And it’s difficult to “bulk up” so do not be afraid to add resistance training to your programming. Unless you’re training for a specific sport or level of performance, there is no one right way to lift weights. What you choose should be appropriate, and desirable, for you and your goals and your current fitness level. You can use dumbbells and barbells, or you can do body weight exercises. Most people do a combination of the two. But really, the best workout is...

Best Booty Burn Workout

Want glorious glutes? I’m here for you. We’re gonna squat and bridge and deadlift our way to stronger, firmer, rounder glutes. Can I get a hell yeah? You’ll want a set of heavy weights, a mat, a towel, and a chair for this workout. Learn the exercises plus modifications to make them easier in the Workout Preview Video: Now let’s do the workout in Real...

Plyo Push! New 15-Minute Power HiiT Workout!

We’re not effing around with this one, people! I’ve had several new clients ask how to get defined muscles and sculpted round booties – and I’m here to tell you, THIS is how. Incorporate exercises like this into your regimen and you’ll sculpt fast! For this workout you’ll need one heavy Sandbell, your Gymboss Interval Timer, and a mat. Be sure to warm up! Because this one is NO JOKE. Learn the exercises plus Make-It-Easier Modifications here:   Now, let’s HiiT this in Real Time, Bitches!  ...

the Shoulders & Six-Packs & Thighs, Oh My! workout

We had 28 dozen people at our house this weekend (give or take a few dozen) and during yesterday’s gathering, my friend Diane came up to me and started gushing about how much she loves my Quickie Workouts, how she didn’t expect to love my Quickie Workouts, how my Quickie Workouts are helping her feel strong and awake and energized, and how she can’t wait to do my Quickie Workouts every day. And there I sat, with a big old smile on my face, listening to her gush on and on.  And I thought… This is why I do what I do. I love hearing feedback, and I love knowing that something I’ve offered up has helped someone feel better. I love it when people share how shocked they are that they can get strong and fit in only 15 minutes a day. I love the glowing smiles on people’s faces when they talk about seeing muscle definition, or having less back pain. In fact, that’s one of the things another friend shared with me. He’s been working his core regularly, using yoga and some of my workout suggestions, and he said he cannot believe how much better his back feels, and he’s suffered with back pain for years. YEARS. This is why I do what I do. I’m human, and I get down on myself sometimes, just like anyone. I’m not immune to comparing myself to others, and comparing my contributions to the world to what others are contributing. Sometimes I think “it’s just exercise” – I’m not moving mountains or anything. But then again….  maybe I am… one...